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Today's News

  • Gaming laws lack common sense

    It's not often I use this space as a soapbox for pending legislation – or ask readers to contact their legislators to give it their support. Here's an exception.

    First, the issue.

    Many Perry Countians belong to nonprofit or religious organizations – churches, fire departments, civic clubs – that sponsor one or more festivals each year to raise money. Churches have summer picnics and shooting matches. Fire departments have similar events and other groups host charity nights, bingos, etc.

  • Wellness 2009: It's up to us

    The Tell City Common Council, with Mayor Barbara Ewing and a panel of concerned citizens, are about to embark on a new project all of us hope will improve the lives of area citizens.

    The city's first wellness initiative will start in March, with any and all local residents invited to join in.

    National and statewide increases in obesity, heart failure and numerous other health concerns are driving the effort.

  • Rangers’ offensive rebounds stymie TC

    FERDINAND—Forest Park took advantage of 24 offensive rebounds and 25 Tell City turnovers to beat the Marksmen 58-31 in PAC girls basketball Thursday.

    Forest Park outrebounded Tell City 48-25 overall.

    “We didn’t box out,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We tried to rebound with them straight up, and we’re not going to win that battle.”

  • PC loses 2 close games

    HUNTINGBURG—Southridge scored on a power move in the final minute to beat Perry Central 38-37 in girls basketball Thursday.

    Hilarie Hahus hit two free throws with a minute left to put Perry Central ahead 37-36.

    After Southridge scored its go-ahead basket, Perry Central missed a shot.

    The Commodores fouled with 0:15 left and Southridge missed both free throws. But Perry Central missed another shot from the top of the key in the closing seconds.

  • Piper picks Panthers

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central senior Robbie Piper signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play defensive tackle for Kentucky Wesleyan College’s football team.

    Piper was scouted by at least two Big Ten Conference teams and visited Iowa University.

    But he said he chose Wesleyan because “it’s close to home and they said they can use one or two defensive tackles to help them get to the (NCAA Division II) tourney.

    “They said if I come in and work hard, there should be no reason why I can’t start.”

  • Senators rip PC 58-31

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central hit only 19.1 percent from the field in a 58-31 PLAC boys basketball loss to West Washington Friday.

    “Obviously we had our worst shooting performance of the season—9 for 47,” said Perry Central Coach Matt Carter. “They were real active in their zone and our shot selection was pretty poor.

    “They got a hand on three or four of our three-point shots, which tells you we weren’t taking good shots.

    “Most of our shots were contested. We rushed a few and we didn’t use shot fakes.”

  • Recycling will resume Monday

    TELL CITY – Last week’s ice and snow prevented pickup of recyclables in Tell City, and residents are asked to place items to be recycled out for pickup next week, Office Manager Janet Damin said Wednesday morning. Anyone with questions can call 547-3266.

  • Officials retain district positions

    TELL CITY –  In an annual reorganization of the Perry County Recycling Management District conducted Jan. 22, Jody Fortwendel, a county commissioner, retained the chairman’s title and Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing was named vice chairwoman.

    Executive Director Paul Alvey retains that role for another year, as do the district’s attorney, Jeff Hagedorn, and controller, Jerry Hoagland.

  • Round-up board taking applications for philanthropic distributions

    PERRY COUNTY – The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Feb. 15 with disbursement in March.

    Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and at www.sinpwr.com. Simply click on the "Forms" tab and then the "Operation Round Up" application link. Due to the possible volume, blank applications will not be mailed.  

  • Agency offers Valentine Day cards

    PERRY COUNTY – Valentine's Day is filled, for some, with romance and friendship. For others it is filled with anxiety, fear and violence.

    To help people form healthier relationships and prevent violence, Crisis Connection is focusing on providing resources for people to build trust and respect with each other.

    Sometimes, through no fault of their own, those who have experienced relational

    aggression are more likely to binge drink, get into fights, have low self-esteem, experience depression, attempt suicide and be victimized again.